Wood Blinds vs. Faux Wood Blinds

It is hard to choose one particular style of blinds for a room. There are so many options that it can drive the most prepared person crazy. So when you finally decide that you want a rustic and elegant wooden look for your blinds, you are still stuck with one more big decision: do you want real or faux wood blinds? Since you probably feel like one more big decision will make your head explode, here is a helpful guide on the pros and cons of real or faux wood blinds.

Faux Wood Blinds

Faux wood blinds are fake wooden blinds. They are made of either a composite wood material or PVC/vinyl material. Both options are extremely durable and will not warp, crack, fade or otherwise deform. This attribute makes them a great option for more humid areas, like kitchens and bathrooms. Also if you are covering a window in a high traffic area, especially one dealing with a lot of children, faux wood blinds are a must. Their durability lets them withstand all sorts of wear and tear, and they are also extremely easy to clean. Just use your favorite cleaning material and wipe off any dust, scuffs, or residue and your blinds will look as good as new, and they will not mess up the wood’s grain like some cleaners do to real wood blinds.

Real Wood Blinds

Real wood blinds are made with real wood – obviously – so they offer the warm, earthy, organic look that many people are looking for. Many people like wood blinds just for the feel of sophistication they bring. Most wood blinds are made from North American hardwoods, harvested with sustainable forestry to help protect our dwindling forests. While these blinds do look great, they do need a little tender loving care. Avoid harsh chemicals when cleaning as they can damage your wooden blinds. They are the best blinds in terms of insulation, and they offer the most privacy and protection from sunlight. Real wooden blinds are lightweight, long lasting, and come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and finishes, making them a great choice for just about any window.

Hunter Douglas offers a great variety of both real and faux wood blinds. Their various Parkland® blinds offer many great options for whatever wooden blind you are looking for, and Everwood® blinds provide many different styles of faux wood blinds.

Nothing can replicate the rustic, earthy feel of wooden blinds, be they real or faux wood. So if you want the best blinds you can get, try some Hunter Douglas wooden blinds, and if you want to get the best blinds in Jupiter, Florida, go to Custom Window Décor of Jupiter.